During her seven month long crusade to ban smoking outside, Nancy Nadel couldn’t stop making snotty speeches about how much she worried for the health of her constituents. She was doing this for them – not only for all the kids she represents for whom secondhand smoke is “just as deadly as a bullet”, but also for all of us who were happily killing ourselves with the cancer sticks.
In September, at the first City Council meeting when the ordinance was discussed, she smugly informed the two dozen people who came to speak against the law that she had added to her website information about local smoking cessation assistance resources and implored us to go look at them.
So this morning, when I decided I needed that exact information, I remembered her offer (that level of self-righteousness really is unforgettable) and went to said website, a little bit thrilled that Nancy Nadel was about to be useful to me for the very first time. Here’s what I found:
Do you see anything about smoking cessation on here? Yeah, neither do I. (The County provides this list (PDF!), although I’m not sure how current it is.)
Apparently Nancy Nadel’s heartfelt desire to help her constituents kick the habit lasted only as long as it took to get her smoking ban passed.